"A great trip to India" India by jonbarb709

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A "Must Trip"

Going to India was really not my idea it was my wife who wanted to go. And am I glad we did. There are a number of things that will be on your TOO SEE list like the Taj Mahal and it is definitely something you have to see. But let me tell you about two off the beaten path things you have to see.
Jain Temple in Ranakpur, a couple of hours out of Udaipur. 1444 carved pillars and no two the same. Unbelievable. How this was done is something you can't believe - you have to see it.
The Kari Mata Temple (Temple of Rats) in Bikaner. Now this is unbelievable. According to National Geographics there are 20,000 rats here. We didn't see that many, but there are many. They say you are supposed to walk barefooted but when you get there, you will find that many wear there socks and where you leave your shoes there are booties and slippers your can wear. If you see a white one, its supposed to be lucky. Definitely go.
Just as a side note if you are looking for top of the line hotel, you can't go wrong with staying at the Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort and SPA. The staff, accommodations, food were all outstanding, (especially the food). Newspapers every morning and ice cold beer in the lounge bar.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much to see.
  • Cons:Traffic is unbelievable
  • In a nutshell:India a must on your Bucket list.
  • Last visit to India: Sep 2011
  • Intro Written Nov 17, 2011
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